Sadio Mané, Chris Richards join 2022 World Cup injuries list originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is just days away and the world’s best soccer talent is getting ready to take on the big stage.
Unfortunately, for some teams the tournament is arriving at a time when players are still dealing with injuries or picking up fresh knocks, making their chances of playing the prestigious event unlikely.
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Gregg Berhalter and the USNMT announced their roster on Wednesday, revealing the 26-man squad that will be traveling to Qatar to compete. Two players from Team USA have already been ruled out due to injury, including Chris Richards and Miles Robinson.
Here is a list of high-profile players that are injured ahead of the World Cup:
Giovani Lo Celso: day-to-day (quad)
Paulo Dybala: day-to-day (knee)
Nicolás González: out (muscle injury)
Joaquín Correa: out (unspecified injury)
Romelu Lukaku: day-to-day (hamstring)
Alexis Saelemaekers: out (knee)
Diego Carlos: out (ACL)
Arthur Melo: out (thigh)
Maxime Crépeau: out (right leg)
Reece James: out (knee)
Ben Chilwell: out (hamstring)
N’Golo Kanté: out (hamstring)
Paul Pogba: out (leg)
Mike Maignan: out (calf)
Christopher Nkunku: out (leg)
Karim Benzema: out (thigh)
Timo Werner: out (foot)
Florian Wirtz: out (ACL)
Kamaldeen Sulemana: day-to-day (ankle)
Sardar Azmoun: day-to-day (calf)
Jesus “Tecatito” Corona: out (leg)
Raul Jimenez: day-to-day (groin)
Georginio Wijnaldum: out (leg)
Diogo Jota: out (calf)
Sadio Mané: out (tibia)
Dušan Vlahović: day-to-day (leg)
Son Heung-min: day-to-day (eye)
Mikel Oyarzabal: day-to-day (ACL)
Yann Sommer: day-to-day (ankle)
Chris Richards: out (hamstring)
Ronald Araújo: day-to-day (leg)
Joe Allen: day-to-day (hamstring)
When does the 2022 World Cup start?
The World Cup runs from Nov. 20 through Dec. 18 in Qatar.
When is the 2022 World Cup Final?
The World Cup Final will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18.
Why is the 2022 World Cup being played in November?
Qatar will host the World Cup in November of this year instead of the customary summertime tournament due to excessive heat